The representation of functions (or objects which are in some generalize the notion of function) as constant linear combinations of sines and cosines at integer multiples of a given frequency, as Fourier transforms or as Fourier integrals.

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Application of Factorization Theory to Oscillatory Integral Estimates

In the article "Some New Estimates on Oscillatory Integrals" by Bourgain in the book Essays in Honor of Elias M. Stein, Bourgain considers operators of the form ...
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Have the explicit Poisson-type formulas of Guinand and Meyer been observed before?

In a recent paper of Meyer Measures with locally finite support and spectrum PNAS vol. 113 no. 12:3152–3158 (behind a paywall, but see also these seminar notes) some new explicit Poisson-type formulas ...
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Nice way to express $H^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^1)$

I am looking for a good way to write down what $H^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^1)$ is. What do I mean by this: Well, certainly one can define this space via charts that map from the sphere into $\mathbb{R}^2$ and ...
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How to calculate the PSD of a stochastic process

This question was asked on math.stackexchange about 2 months ago, but it hasn't been very successful in attracting answers yet, so I'm posting it here. Say we have a stochastic process described by a ...
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Does Fourier Algebra of locally compact group separate compact sets of the group?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. Consider the left regular representation $\lambda$ over $L^2(G)$. Then according to Eymard, Fourier algebra of $G$, $A(G)$ is the set of all coefficients of ...
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Fast Fourier Transforms for non-trigonometric bases

The fast Fourier transform allows decomposition into a sin/cos basis in $N \log(N)$ complexity. Can one generalize the algorithm (or the ideas used) to other bases, e.g. orthogonal polynomial bases ...
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Is there a $C_c^{\infty}( \mathbb{R}^d)$ function whose Fourier transform we can explicitly write down?

I noticed that although $C_c^{\infty}$-functions are dense in some quite large spaces and well understood (especially their Fourier transform) I have never encountered an explicit example of a ...
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Functions $f \in S(\mathbb{R})$ with slow decay rate?

I came across this question by thinking about whether there are functions $f \in S(\mathbb{R})$ that satisfy for all(!) $a>0$ that $f e^{a|.|^a} \notin L^{\infty},$ as somebody on ...
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Can we say translation/dilation of the $L^p-$multiplier is again a $L^{p}-$multiplier?

Suppose that $m:\mathbb R \to \mathbb C$ such that $\| (m \hat{f})^{\vee} \|_{L^{p}} \leq C \|f\|_{L^{p}}$ (where $C$ is some constant, $f\in L^{p}$). (That is, $m$ is an $L^{p}-$ multiplier) ...
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A complicated integral inequality

How can we bound this integral: $${\displaystyle ...
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Proof of Euler's reflection formula via rapidly decreasing Fourier series

Story I want to prove Euler's reflection formula by showing that \begin{equation*} f(s) = \sin(\pi s) \Gamma(s) \Gamma(1 - s) \end{equation*} is constant, where $s = \sigma + it$. It's easy to see ...
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Is the following integral nonzero?

Recently I met an integral as follow: $$\int_0^{2\pi}\cdots\int_0^{2\pi}\left(\prod\limits_{1\leq ...
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What is the Fourier transform of this function?

Consider the function $$ f(x_1,x_2)=|x_1x_2|^{-\alpha/2}\int_{\mathbb{R}} \frac{e^{it(x_1+u)}-1}{i(x_1+u)} \frac{e^{it(x_2-u)}-1}{i(x_2-u)} |u|^{-\beta}du. $$ It is known that $f(x_1,x_2)\in ...
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Dominated convergence to characteristic function

Let $\phi_m(x):=\chi_{[0,1]} * \chi_{[0,1]} *...* \chi_{[0,1]}$ be the m -times convolution (so $m+1$ characteristic functions are involved). Then the Fourier transform of this function is given by ...
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Estimate a Fourier Transform [closed]

I'm reading an article which claims the following result (p.9): if $f : \mathbb{R}^{2} \to \mathbb{R}$ is of the form $f(x_1,x_2) = \sin (N x_{1}) h (g^{-1}(x))$, where $g$ is a diffeomorphism and $h$ ...
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Fourier transform of tanh [closed]

tanh is not absolutely integrable, so a direct fourier transform does not exist. But even for the signum function, which is not absolutely intrgrable, we can get the fourier transform by applying some ...
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Square root of dirac delta function

Is there a measurable function $ f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}^+ $ so that $ f*f(x)=1 $ for all $ x\in \mathbb{R} $, i.e $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(t)f(x-t) dt=1 $$ for all $ x\in \mathbb{R} $.
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Well-definedness on $C_{0}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$

Let $T$ be a Calderon-Zygmund operator associated to a Calderon-Zygmund kernel $K\in CZK_{\alpha}$ of order $\alpha>0$ and $b\in BMO(\mathbb{R}^{n})$. Then for $f\in C_{0}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ ...
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Controlling residue class sizes

$\forall k>10^2$ is there $m_k$ such that at infinite primes $q>m_k$ $\exists$ pairwise coprime $a,b,c$ such that $$(1)\quad q^{\frac14+\frac1k}<a,b,|a-b|<q^{\frac14+\frac2k} < ...
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Is the regularization of a Fourier transform unique?

The Fourier transform of the Coulomb potential $1/\vert \mathbf r \vert$ of an electric charge doesn't converge because one obtains $$F(k)=\frac {4\pi}{k} \int_0^\infty \sin(kr) dr.$$ The standard ...
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Error of Discrete Fourier Transform on Finite Domain (vs. Continuous FT) in terms of Sobolev order

My question is about quantifying the error that occurs by approximating the continuous Fourier transform on a finite domain by using a discretised version with resolution $N$ for a function of a given ...
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How to relate this summation to standard discrete cosine transformation?

The standard type III discrete cosine transformation (DCT) is defined as follows: $${X_k} = \frac{1}{2}{x_0} + \sum\limits_{n = 1}^{N - 1} {{x_n}} \cos \left[ {\frac{\pi }{N}n\left( {k + \frac{1}{2}} ...
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harmonic balance method for a 2-mass 3-spring system [closed]

I am trying to solve a nonlinear 3spring-2mass system under harmonic loading by using Fourier series expansion of states of the differential equation. The system is just basically two masses, two ...
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Convexity of two variables function depending in a parameter

Let $~f_V : \Omega \subset R^2 \to R$ be a function that associates to $(x\in R^2$ the value $~f_V(x)$ (which is non linear and there is no explicit formula for $f_V(x)$). $V \in R^M$ is a parameter ...
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Why is this theorem equivalent to the informal explanation given by Tao? [migrated]

I will copy-paste the statement and the theorem from this paper by Tao about an uncertainty principle for groups of prime order. http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0308286.pdf Theorem 1.1: Let $p$ be a prime ...
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Positivity of power of positive PSD matrices

Background: Let $M$ be an $n\times n$ matrix with nonnegative entries. It is immediate that for any integer $k$, $M^k$ has nonnegative entries. Suppose now that, on top of having nonnegative ...
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How to estimate the Fourier transform in high dimension?

Let $\epsilon>0$. Can we compute explicitly or estimate the following Fourier transform in $n$ dimension? $I_\epsilon(x)=\int_{\mathbb{R}^n} e^{i<x,y>}\frac1{1+i\epsilon-|y|^2}dy.$ Here ...
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Restrictions on spectral measure

Given any Borel measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb{R}$, define a map that sends any $f\in C_c(\mathbb{R})$ to $$T_\mu(f)(y)=\int \langle\exp(-i x \lambda),f(x)\rangle\exp(iy\lambda)d\mu(\lambda).$$ Here ...
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extremal kernels for functions on the torus

Let $\delta, \epsilon>0$ and $f: \mathbb{T} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ such that (i) $f(0)=1$ and (ii) $|f(x)| \le \epsilon$ for all $|x| > \delta$. What is the smallest $L = L(\delta, \epsilon)$ ...
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Differentiability criterion in the Zygmund class

Let $ f: \mathbf{R}^{m} \rightarrow \mathbf{R} $ be a continuous function, $ \omega $ be a modulus of continuity and assume $$ | f(x+h) +f(x-h) -2f(x) | \leq \omega(|h|)|h| $$ whenever $ x,h \in ...
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What are fixed points of the Fourier Transform

The obvious ones are 0 and $e^{-x^2}$ (with annoying factors), and someone I know suggested hyperbolic secant. What other fixed points (or even eigenfunctions) of the Fourier transform are there?
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What are the spaces for which the Fourier transform is an automorphism? [closed]

this is well-known that the Fourier transform is an automorphism of $L^2(\mathbb R)$ and also of $\mathcal S(\mathbb R)$ (Schwartz space). Is there any other spaces of functions of one real variable ...
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Bilinear Approach to Bochner-Riesz Conjecture in Two Dimensions

In some old lecture notes on the Restriction and Kakeya conjectures (Notes 5, specifically), Terence Tao gives a proof of the restriction conjecture (for the sphere) in two dimensions via a bilinear ...
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Eliminating Gibbs phenomenon, and approximating with jumping functions in Fourier Analysis : An attempt and a question in this regard

This problem seems like a nightmare to me. I tried to expand $K_{\omega}^f(t)$, but I am clueless of getting some kind of a closed form or some kernel like structure. If I try to take ...
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The Fourier transform of a function supported on $B_1$ is essentially constant on $B_1$?

I'm going through the last steps of Bourgain and Demeter's proof of the $l^2$ decoupling conjecture, but I'm unable to see how the first inequality in (43) goes through. I'll water down the question a ...
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Perturbation in Besov space

$\|f\|_{B^{0}_{p,p}}=(\sum_{j\geq -1} \|\Delta_j f\|_p^p)^{1/p}$ is the Besov norm of $f$. Here the Fourier transform of $\Delta_jf~(j\geq 0)$ is $\psi(2^{-j}\xi)\hat{f}(\xi)$ and $\psi$ is a smooth ...
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Is there an “elegant” non-recursive formula for these coefficients? Also, how can one get proofs of these patterns?

Not sure if this is a "good" question for this forum or if it'll get panned, but here goes anyway... Consider this problem. I've been trying to find a formula to expand the "regular iteration" of ...
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Completeness of nonharmonic Fourier Series

I have the following question: The Exponential System $(\exp(2\pi i n \cdot ))_{n\in \mathbb{Z}}$ constitutes an orthonormal basis of $L^2([-1/2,1/2])$. Thus, certainly the oversampled system ...
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Why decompose a function with eigenvectors of Laplace operator? [closed]

On periodic domain, people always use Fourier basis, which eigenvectors of Laplace operator. On sphere, people use spherical harmonics, which also are eigenvectors of Laplace operator. In applied ...
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Can we count isospectral graphs?

On n-vertices, how many isospectral graphs exist? [..I saw this previous "historic" discussion between two of the stalwarts in this field - Operation on Isospectral graphs ] Given a graph are ...
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A problem on real valued functions in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with least variation

Let $\alpha(s) = (x(s),y(s))$ be the arc length parametrization of a plane, smooth, closed, convex curve, of length $L$. Let $J:(0,L)\to\mathbb{R}$ be a smooth and Bounded variation (BV introduced ...
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What's the relationship between the roots of a function and that of a filtered Fourier series representation?

Suppose $M$ is a piecewise constant function on an interval $T$ taking values $+1$ and $-1$, and that $M$ exhibits all the properties sufficient to ensure the existence of some converging Fourier ...
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If $\mathcal{F}$ is the Fourier transform, what can be said about $\mathcal{F}(L^1(\mathbb{R})) \cap L^1(\mathbb{R})$?

The Fourier transform gives a map of the Schwartz space to itself which turns out to be a linear homeomorphism of period 4. However, when the domain is extended to $L^1(\mathbb{R})$, the situation is ...
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level sets of multivariate polynomials

Let $p:\mathbb R^n \rightarrow \mathbb R$ be a polynomial of degree at most $d$. Restrict $p$ to the unit cube $Q=[0,1]^n\subset\mathbb R^n$. We assume that $p$ has mean value zero on the unit cube ...
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symbol $m\in L^{\infty}$ implies any boundedness of a bilinear operator?

For a linear multiplier operator $T(f)(x)=\int_{\mathbb{R}} m(\xi)\hat{f}(\xi)e^{2\pi ix\xi}d\xi$, we know that $\|m\|_{\infty}$ gives the operator norm of $T$ from $L^2$ to itself immediately. What ...
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What are the known conditions for the log of the Fourier transform of a 2D real discrete signal to have no branch cuts?

Suppose we sample a real 2D signal, f(x,y), at N by N evenly spaced points in x and y. Then we compute the Fourier transform of the sampled signal, F(u,v), and then take the log of F. There will be a ...
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Real rank zero of group $C^*$-algebras

The concept of real rank zero of a $C^*$-algebra is introduced as non-commutative analogue of dimension ( topological dimension ). For example, it shown (by Brown-Pedersen) such that, if $X$ is a ...
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Riemann hypothesis and Kakeya needle problem

The question may be a bit vague. I noticed an analogy that both Riemann hypothesis and Kakeya needle problem has been proved in finite fields. Can somebody shed light on why finite field analogues are ...
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Ideal structure of group $C^*$-agebras [closed]

Let $G$ be a locally compact groups and $C_r^*(G)$ be a reduce group $C^*$-algebra. $\ Question:$What is the ideal structure of reduce group $C_r^*(G)$?
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Integrating a series expansion of $\mbox{frac}(x)\lfloor x\rfloor$ coming from Fourier series of sawtooth function

Let me preface this question by saying that I am not exactly sure it counts as research level. It is crossposted on mathstackexchange: ...